Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 11th Apr 2011 22:18 UTC, submitted by Coldfirex
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "After over 4 months of work, many sleepless nights, and contributions from people all around the world, I am proud to release CyanogenMod 7.0 into the wild! CM7 is based on the 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) release of Android from Google. We’ve added most of the great features from CM6 you know and love, and many new ones including support for several tablets. We are currently providing support for 30 devices! I continue to be amazed with this community and the dedication of everyone involved."
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RE: Sadly, final - beta
by FunkyELF on Tue 12th Apr 2011 14:41 UTC in reply to "Sadly, final - beta"
FunkyELF
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2006-07-26

Take a look at the bug reports. Their final release reads more like a first beta release. Basic phone features don't even work properly. Bluetooth has issues.

If a phone update can't even perform its core functionality, its in no way ready for production use. Its a beta release at best.


I guess not all CM7 phones are the same. I have been running my own builds of CM7 since before the nightlies, then the nightlies, then the RC's and now CM7 final.
It has gotten more and more stable every day.

I run a T-Mobile G2 (which I believe is what Cyanogen runs also) so maybe that has something to do with it.

Also keep in mind with how easy it is to root these things there are dumber and dumber people running CyanogenMod. A lot of the bugs and bad press come from people who don't wipe their data or cache partitions prior to upgrading.

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RE[2]: Sadly, final - beta
by gerg on Tue 12th Apr 2011 14:45 in reply to "RE: Sadly, final - beta"
gerg Member since:
2011-03-16

Read again. A lot of the bugs have existed during mid CM6 development cycle have been all but ignored. Furthermore, most of the bug reports have confirmations and even have others asking to retest with "final" and followups indicating the problems still exist.

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RE[3]: Sadly, final - beta
by FunkyELF on Tue 12th Apr 2011 19:48 in reply to "RE[2]: Sadly, final - beta"
FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

Could you state some of the core issues you're talking about specifically?

I have been using CM7 as a daily driver for a long time.

Maybe there is "core functionality" that I'm missing out on.

Everything I use my CM7 phone for works flawlessly.
Wifi, Tethering, BlueTooth, camera, speaker, gallery, movies, youtube, etc.

Please give a specific example

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